Suspect turns himself in after deadly shooting that followed car repair

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The suspect in a deadly northeast valley shooting turned himself in the day after the shooting. Eric Alexander Williams, 44, is now facing one count of murder in the January 28 killing.

The victim was identified as Davion Smith who had left his BMW with Williams for some repair work a few days before the shooting. According to the arrest report, Williams told Smith the repair would cost $200 and took a $120 partial payment at the time the car was dropped off in the 4900 block of Holt Avenue near Nellis and Lake Mead boulevards.

When Smith returned to pick up his car, the report stated Williams said the total cost of the repair would be $500 instead of the original $200.

Smith sent a person [name redacted] who was with him to get the additional money needed. When that person returned, he told police he saw Williams enter an RV on the property and when Smith approached the RV’s door, Williams came out of the RV and shot Smith, according to documents.

Smith’s girlfriend had also arrived at the address and was waiting in her car on the street when she heard the gunshot and ran to check on Smith. When she saw the wound on the left side of his neck, she called 911. Smith died later that evening.

The report said Williams and his girlfriend fled from the shooting scene but the following day Williams turned himself in.

The witnesses at the scene told police although the amount of the repair cost was raised, Smith did not become argumentative with Williams and no yelling was heard before the shooting.

Williams’ court case is scheduled for a status check on April 11. He currently remains in the Clark County Detention Center.

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